Author Archive for Whitney Pipkin

Feed Dating: Local Farmers Court D.C. Chefs at Matchmaking Event

It’s hard to tell who’s a farmer and who’s a chef in the plaid-heavy crowd of 90 people gathered at Birch & Barley. Both groups have come to meet, schmooze, and ultimately see if they find the spark for a new relationship. To help sort through the mob, Pam Hess, executive director of Arcadia Center […]

Where to Find Cheesemaking Classes and Tours

Cheese tastings meet the petting zoo at a handful of local fromage-making operations. And many now offer tours or classes. Some of these places are true farmsteads, with farmers milking the sheep or goats before dawn and then putting on their cheesemaking hats. For those who don’t appreciate long country drives, there will soon be […]

A Sweeter, More Local Sloop Betty Vodka Is Coming Soon

The brothers behind the first commercial distillery in Maryland since the 1970s are preparing to launch their second product next month. Christopher and Jonathan Cook of Blackwater Distilling will be sourcing the sugars for their newest product, a honey-infused version of their Sloop Betty vodka (the one with a pinup girl’s nearly revealed booty on the bottle) […]

RedRocks Pizzeria Opens on H Street NE

Between the retractable roof, the suspended “catwalk,” and the indoor-outdoor rooftop bar, RedRocks’ fourth location on H Street NE is so tricked out that, when it soft-opens today, it will become the brand’s flagship location. Though the grand opening isn't until Sept. 5, customers can trickle in for service starting today. (The pizzeria will, however, be […]

Chez Le Commis Chef Launching Pop-Up Wine Bar at Union Kitchen

Previously limited to those who can respond to an email within three minutes, Chez le Commis supper club will soon be coming to a parking lot near you. Vin de Chez, a 40-seat pop-up wine bar, will operate out of a parking lot at food incubator Union Kitchen on select Sundays while the weather holds […]

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